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Perfect Screen Protector
on November 6, 2013
When I opened the pack and first saw these protectors with no camera or proximity sensor cutouts, I was ready to knock a couple stars off of my review. However, after installing one and using it for a day, I realize that Spigen made the right call in only having one cutout for the speaker.
The proximity sensor is not affected in any way by the protector, there are several apps in the play store you can download to test this. The camera is also unaffected, and the real reason they can get away this is this protector is absolutely, perfectly clear. There is no effect on light transmission whatsoever, and I'll bet 99% of people won't be able to tell a screen protector is installed. The feel is as hard and slick as any plastic screen protector could ever hope to be.
Installation is as easy as any dry protector I've used. I use this with a Spigen Neo Hybrid case (also excellent), and they don't interfere with each other, but there is absolutely no room for error. I used the tape hinge method, with blue masking tape (painter's tape), for my first install attempt. This looked good, but putting the case on peeled a couple corners, confirming a lopsided installation. I decided to redo the installation with the case installed and using it as an alignment guide. This worked great, and despite being removed and having needed dust removed from the sticky side multiple times, my first protector still looks perfect and has developed no bubbles that couldn't be pushed out with my fingers.
My installation advice is if you are going to use a case that covers the screen somewhat, like the Neo Hybrid, install the protector with the case on the phone. Otherwise, if you're not going to use a case, or have an opened face case like the Spigen Ultra Fit, install it with the case off using the tape hinge method. The things you should have on hand for install are a roll of blue masking "painters" tape (4 small stickers are provided, but better safe than sorry), a high quality microfiber cloth (the included one seems decent enough, but I trust my Magic Fiber cloth more), a can of air duster, a bright headlamp, and a clean workspace (which I lack, but would have made this a lot easier).
If you're looking for a protector that's anti-glare or anti fingerprint, keep looking. If you want something to protect the glass without changing anything else, these are perfect.